Cunningham Panders To Radical Left, Refusing To Take Stand On USMCA

January 16th, 2020

Breaks With His Own 2010 Trade Positions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In an interview with the Raleigh News & Observer  published today, Cal Cunningham refused to say whether he would have vote for the bipartisan trade agreement with Canada and Mexico (USMCA) that the Senate passed 89-10.

As the News & Observer reports:

  • “Cunningham, a former state senator, Army veteran and corporate lawyer, has also been critical of Tillis for supporting Trump’s trade policies…Cunningham said he did not have a definitive position on the USMCA.

“While Senator Tillis and President Trump have taken tough, America-first stances on trade that have yielded a historic agreement that benefits North Carolinians, Cal Cunningham is so afraid of angering his radical, liberal base that he won’t even commit to supporting a bipartisan trade deal that even Nancy Pelosi endorsed,” said Tillis campaign spokesman Andrew Romeo. 

The News & Observer also highlights Cunningham’s complete partisan flip-flop when it comes to overall trade policy.

  • “During his unsuccessful 2010 bid for U.S. Senate, Democrat Cal Cunningham was as hawkish on trade as President Donald Trump is now. He called for renegotiating unfair trade agreements and threatening tariffs on China, central tenets of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and key policies during his administration. Now running again for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate, Cunningham has criticized Trump for the way he has carried out some of those same policies — calling his trade war with China and use of tariffs “reckless” and “harmful.”

Read the full story HERE.